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SCOTUS to Decide First Major Abortion Case Since Trump’s Conservative Justices Joined Bench

HeadlineMar 03, 2020

The Supreme Court this week is hearing a pivotal abortion case involving the state of Louisiana. The case challenges a statute requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In 2016, a similar law in Texas was ruled unconstitutional by the justices, but two conservative Trump nominees — Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch — have tilted the court further to the right.

In other reproductive rights news, the Utah Senate passed a bill Monday that would ban abortions except in cases of rape, incest, if the life of the pregnant person is at risk, or if the fetus isn’t viable. The bill will now be taken up in the Utah House.

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